You’ve heard the terms: traditional, hybrid, independent, entrepreneurial, co-publishing, self-publishing. But what do they all mean? And is one better than another?
The first thing you need to know is that some of these terms can be used interchangeably. Co-publishing and entrepreneurial publishing are basically different ways of saying hybrid publishing, much like independent publishing and self-publishing are the same thing. The second thing you need to know is that there is no singularly “right” way to publish your book. It’s likely that one path to publishing will be a better option for you than another, depending on your book, how much work you’re prepared to do, and how much money you have to spend upfront. The good news is that yes, with various publishing models, there is sure to be one that will work for you!